Here is a selection of the many groups involved in making positive climate change.
Birmingham Anglican Climate Action is a group of Christians in the Birmingham Diocese concerned with climate change. Its members help churches take part in Eco Church and climate action generally. Membership is open to all. The group has a website Birmingham Anglican Climate Action (bacabirmingham.org.uk) through which it can be contacted.
Direct action, public witness for the climate
Christian Climate Action is a community of Christians supporting each other to take meaningful action in the face of imminent and catastrophic anthropogenic climate breakdown. Inspired by Jesus Christ, and social justice movements of the past, they carry out acts of non-violent direct action to urge those in power to make the change needed. Christian Climate Action – Direct action, public witness for the climate
A charity working with the Church to inspire action on the climate crisis
Operation Noah was set up in 2004 to provide a Christian response to the climate crisis. It works with all Christian denominations and supports interfaith work on climate change. Its work is informed by the latest science on climate change – causes, impacts and solutions. The sense of urgency felt because of the science is balanced by faith in God and hope in his future for our world. It is faith-motivated, science-informed and hope-inspired.
Towards fossil free churches
Bright Now is a campaign run by Operation Noah as part of a growing global movement calling for divestment (disinvestment) from fossil fuels. John Nightingale has been part ot its national planning group.. About a hundred church members participated in the well-attended Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on November 6th 2021
A grassroots environmental campaigning community.
Birmingham Friends of the Earth has been running since 1973, and is based in The Warehouse, since 1977, they are one of the biggest Friends of the Earth groups in the UK, which in turn is part of the largest international network of environmental groups in the world, with affiliates in over 75 countries worldwide. Ruth Tetlow and John Nightingale have taken part in monthly meetings organised by Friends of the Earth bringing campaigners together in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Online survey and resources to help you and your church care for creation
A Rocha UK (ARUK) is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment. They are part of the worldwide family of A Rocha organisations committed to conservation action as an expression of Christian mission, and work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for its flourishing.
Eco Church is A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Times.
Green Christian exists to share Green insights with Christians and to offer Christian insights to the wider Green movement. Since they were formed in 1981 the ecological crisis has continued and deepened. They seek more urgently to live gently on the earth, encouraging one another in discipleship which accepts our impact on God’s creation as a whole.
This includes:- daily prayer, a simpler lifestyle, public witness, peaceful campaigning, encouragement to one another and the provision of resources, including a magazine, groups, retreats and conferences.
Get in touch with Green Christian Birmingham by contacting Rosina McGuigan.